Hello again! Many thanks for the great advice. I've got more questions...

I'm building my first 4 stringer. I have a humbucker pick up. I'm considering a fretted neck board. I'd like to use a slide and the frets. 

What is a viable action height? 

As always Any input is greatly appreciated!

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Comment by Scott on March 3, 2018 at 7:49am

Thank you for the advice...my build continues. It's good pointers to keep in mind as I build! I landed some 300 yr old American chestnut barn wood. Once it's completed I'll share pics

Comment by Jerry Jordan on February 27, 2018 at 2:38pm

1/8" from the top of the 12th fret crown.

Comment by Taffy Evans on February 22, 2018 at 9:55pm

Hi, with my high slide action I get good fingering intonation, I just set the scale length to suit.

Taff

Comment by Korrigan on February 20, 2018 at 11:00pm

I think it really depends on what scale length, tuning and string gauges you're going to use (because of string tension), the weight of your slide and your play style. Higher is better for slide but too high throws off your intonation for fretting. There are some folks with good technique that can play slide with really low action. I'm not one of them. lol I use threaded rod for nut and bridge so I can fiddle around with sizes until I find my sweet spot, which is about 1.75mm at the nut and 2.5mm at the 12th fret, on the guitar I'm currently playing tuned EBe. How's that for not really answering your question.  :D

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